Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
ice fishing maniac

frontnac pond

Recommended Posts

ice fishing maniac    0
ice fishing maniac

Went to the pond today had plenty of little sunnies around my buddy caught two nice northerns and a 18" bass real healthy looking fish. There was at least 4.5 inches of good ice to bad that snow came but it is still walkable.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MidCoast    2
MidCoast

Yeps, I did pretty well there as well today.... Caught tons of panfishes, a few pikes, and a nice largemouth..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DzNuts    0
DzNuts

Did either of you use a tip up to catch the pikes and bass or were they on a rod? I don't own a tip up but wouldn't mind buying one to try out for sunday's trip if they are the ticket.

Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ice fishing maniac    0
ice fishing maniac

You bet tip ups are the way to go you can jig if you want but i mainly use tip ups.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DzNuts    0
DzNuts

Ice maniac, your werent kidding. Tipups were all over the place. It looked like most people had two tipups going. I had one up and one rod with a crappie minnow on a #4 red hook. The rod look one crappie (the only thing to bite). And with the tip up I used a shiner on a hook. I had two flags but made nothing out of either. Rookie mistakes of not having the right equipment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rebeleye    0
Rebeleye

Does anyone know the deepest spot out there?

Thanks

Rebeleye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DzNuts    0
DzNuts

One of these two guy might be able to correct me, but I was talking to an old timer out there and he was saying that the deepest it gets is about 7'. Most of it is about 3'.

Ryan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ice fishing maniac    0
ice fishing maniac

that is correct sir 7 ft is the deepest what i cant believe is the big bass in the pond last year i had my camera down and i seen some pigs no takers of course

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FrontenacPike    1
FrontenacPike

Glad to hear you guys are getting a few pike and bass. The deepest spot on the pond is 10 feet.

The pond is very unique, and has a decent number of fish in it. One of the biggest reason that there are some good fish in there is the majority who fish it year round all practice C&R. The pond is not stocked by the DNR, so all fish numbers happen naturally. It also has no deep water, and is relatively small. I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but thinking about the future would be greatly appreciated by those who love seeing flags pop up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sodajerk    0
sodajerk

In 2 trips to Frontenac pond so far this year I've brought in two northerns that looked like twins, one per visit. Both were 23-24" and about 12" girth.

One bit a 5" sucker minnow on a tip-up and ran fast with it. The next weekend my tip-up was ignored (as were everyone else's from what I could tell) and I got the pike on a crappie minnow on a size 10 Frostee jig and 4lb test. Got about a dozen sunnies/gills including a couple nicer ones, and a few perch too.

All the fish I caught were released happy and healthy. Well, actually I don't know how happy they were, but they were healthy. laugh.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
finny    0
finny

I was wondering where you guys fish on this pond? Do you just set up by all the shacks? I have never had any luck there so I am just looking for a little insight.

Thanks finny08@hotmail.com You can e-mail me if you don't want to post in here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sodajerk    0
sodajerk

I keep the shacks between me and the shore. My 'spot' this year has been about 60-70 yards from the north shore, almost straight out from where the snowmobile/ski trail comes down the bank to the water.

Caught 13 fish there a week ago Sunday, and the following Wednesday I got skunked on the exact same spot.

No one ever seems to fish over by the woods along the south shore or out in the middle of the eastern end, so I'm going to check those areas next time I go there. If it's not too weedy and more than 2 feet of water I'll give it a try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rebeleye    0
Rebeleye

Are people driving full size trucks out there now? I figure the ice must be pretty safe by now.

Rebeleye

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sodajerk    0
sodajerk

 Originally Posted By: Rebeleye
Are people driving full size trucks out there now? I figure the ice must be pretty safe by now.

Rebeleye

Yes they are. Yesterday I saw two trucks and a car parked right next to each other.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
FrontenacPike    1
FrontenacPike

16 - 18 inches of ice, pretty safe as long as you don't go four-bying in no mans territory. With this cold spell we should have nothing to worry about for the big contest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • monstermoose78
      Youth day is Weeks away !!! 
    • leech~~
      Sorry to hear. Being the guide-dad you want everyone to have fun. No fish on worms? Had to be the Eclipse!
    • JBMasterAngler
      Trip didn't go as planned. I had been asking some questions on here to get some info/ideas for the trip. Greatly appreciated all the stuff you guys shared with me. Unfortunately most of it wasn't in the plans  Camped at fall lake, as this was the first time my wife tagged along in a few years, and I thought his would be the most family friendly. After getting setup on Sunday, I launched the boat and goofed around for a bit, but didn't catch anything. My daughter was using worms, and she didn't even get a nibble. Is there not much for bass in fall?   Monday we had to spend some unexpected time in town, making certain purchases. Made it to snowbank late. Trolled for lakers, but only marked ciscoes. Once we started fishing for bass, we caught a few, but then the rain fell. Had it just been me and the 2 older kids, we could have fished through it. But with my wife and the youngest, it wasn't going to happen!   Pretty much the same thing happened on Tuesday. Went to burntside, but the lake was too windy. Went back to town, let the kids play at the park, then had lunch at the boathouse (I highly recommend the motorboat burger). Then we decided to keep it close and simple, and went to miner's pit. Weather got the best of us again. At least this time, my wife caught a few fish. No trout though.   Sometimes there's more to camping trips than good fishing though. We still had lots of fun, and I'm already making some notes for my next Ely trip, which I don't even know when will happen.
    • CigarGuy
      Tommy, can tell by your posts and photos that your dogs are very special to you and Bonnie.  I shed a tear or two while reading this.  I got a kick out of you telling me here after I saw you driving through Cloquet a couple years ago.  You saw my dog riding co-pilot and you mentioned that you also had a dog in the passenger seat (can't remember which one) and Bonnie in the back seat riding with the other dogs.  Good Stuff! Take care, Bill
    • TomWehler
      I pop in here a few times lately for some humor for myself, it is hard to do. No, very hard to do...but this sight makes me smile sometimes so here ya go...FYI.   Moe Rock passed August 14th  ~  4 days before what would have been his 11th birthday.
      He was our rock in many ways and was one of the smartest retrievers we have ever had in our family in 30 some years.
      If you knew Moe Rock you can understand, remember. He was so strong an fought the cancer just over FOUR MONTHS....
      Pills n tests an more pills an more tests...until well CANCER SUCKS.
      In the end the cancer wins no matter how hard he fought or how hard his TEAM fought with him and for him. Bonnie an I, the special vets an techs at Osceola Animal hospital and the top doc's, students and assistants and at the U of M vet center tried very hard and long to help him in his battle. He never changed, stood tall an strong, bright eyes an devilish smile.
      Truth is we only stayed a couple steps ahead of the cancer that took him that day at 5 PM.
      He was strong right up until he passed with Bonnie an myself holding his paws an making his passing go easy. Bother Polar Bear Boy looking on also.
      Don't make any of this easy saying this, but he was not doing good at 5 am Sunday morning as that cancer stuff just jumped him good this weekend an well,  he lost.
      We never gave in, nor did he. This weekend at the cabin he tried to enjoy himself, DID enjoy it all.  He swam, couple dock jumps, we fished morning runs an sunset, did boat rides, worked on some shore n boat small projects an ate pretty dang well. He was fine until bedtime when we knew an HE knew something was happening.
      Not good. CANCER SUCKS!
      We had a great time, Moe only showing to Bonnie an myself an his Brother Polar Bear Boy he was not feeling to good in the evenings the last week. Very sad. Never forget Moe Rock or his up north name of NoMoeToe given to him by long time guest in my boat from Capser Wyoming the late Mary Cob and his Chisago City area name the Fire Chief gave him of ThreeToeMoe. He was not only special to me but to a host of people in this area an on or around Lake Vermilion for his whole life.
      Good boy, darn good boy. One regret is not everyone that knows of Moe or knows him only online did not get to meet him in person.
      You would have enjoyed him in many ways as we all did.
      Loveable, big nut, sweet, smart, goofy, odd and a total tick that like to start fights with this brothers an then leave them to settle it while he went an ate their food or got best seat on casting deck my big black boat.
      Yup, Moe Rock was a Tick.   Any way....very sad are we, but he fought like tuff darts, a good long fight.
      Never whined a bit, did as was asked an stayed pretty much himself the whole time until that Sunday morning really.
      Not once showing anyone not in family he was sick, real sick. Still loved his truck rides, belly rubs, swimming his pool, wratling with me n Bear, watching TV, Playing on Kendel or computer with Bonnie an just plain being Moe to his brother Bear Boy...big smiles. Fishing, how he love3d fishen...mostly topwater of any kind, but he would go with me anytime, anytime....true fish hound was he, our sweet Moezy.
      I did not tell anyone about Moe rock but Mom Joanne as figured he might kick cancer to the curb an well..........
      Never gave up hope but most times cancer wins in retriever hounds, even our sweet Moe Rock.
      PEACE!
      Very Sad. Now running with his fellow Mallard Island Marauders that crossed over before him, Barney Toonder, Homer J., Bailey, Beckey, Buddy.....plus Jack n Ev the Kats.
      Some good party.....good food, big smiles and all that go with them....all very special. Lov ya Moe......I miss you my boy....rest easy until we meet again.   Keep on rocken!   Tommy
    • redlabguy
      W-W, and what kind of bottom, rocks? Dick
    • curt quesnell
      Here is the latest....it is changing quite a bit and the water is cooling off.  Check it out while you make your plan for Labor Day    
    • curt quesnell
      I have a few spots that I check but if you just go slow and keep your eye on the depth finder the schools of fish are scattered everywhere.  If you see fish, you will catch em  
    • Rick G
      One from Sunday
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Fish Lake Baits in Harris had some nice large leeches a couple of weeks ago. Cliff